On hitting play on their latest single Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme (available on bandcamp) the listener can easily convince themselves there are more than two players in Faux Bandit with their headbanging rock of tight riffs, driving percussion and snapping vocal.
Fast creating a stir in their local live circuit, Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme, can’t but help to underline their abilities and open new opportunities. Necessarily, retaining a tight reign in studio performance, the listener is drawn to the conclusion that Faux Bandit is a band to see on stage as even through the speakers the fizzing energy is palpable while the switched on lyric and musical delivery sear through the room.
Earlier this month the début LP Fire Brick was released.
A six track release of introspective electronica cloaking an evocative and distinctive voice which finds the listener wrapping themselves in a comforting counterpane as the melancholic compositions reflect on the harsh barbs of life, yet, despite the sadness the audience finds a sense of catharsis and is a release to bring out when life seems a tad glum.
My pick of the six on the album being the trumpet infused third – Sucked Me Dry.
The sultry blend of instrumentation and electronics lead to a dungeon of whips, chains and cages, in which the listener pleads submission in which to be entombed as the supple compositions stretch and claw.
From their most recent EP, Polychronic, the penultimate of the five tracks Steady On serves as an introduction to an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order.
The Australian synthwave quartet Enerate release the LP Transit Lounge on the 16th.
Enerate – photo credit – paragsatyal
Those who know the site will be aware that my preferred means to listen to music is on vinyl – Transit Lounge will be at the opposite end of the spectrum as it will only be available as an application.
Having previously featured USB stick only releases, this app only release by Enerate marks a new development, to my experience, though how those who use Linux machines will be able to secure the release without a lot of faffing around I have no idea. By the nature of the app marketplaces I am also unable to provide you with a link in advance to pre-order – though word arrives it will be released at 09:00 on the 16th. Though given that the band is based in Sydney, Australia, I can’t even let you know which 09:00 of the 24 + that 09:00 refers (there are also time-zones – even in Australia itself – which are half an hour, and a quarter of an hour apart rather than an hour).
However – despite my reluctance to engage with the concept as it all does sound a bit of a gimmick – the LP itself is set to be something to find much within which to enjoy – the title track which I am able to share with you… and this site exists purely to showcase music that adds to the weave despite any barriers to entry.
The essence of garage is often lost in post production.
Fortunately with Sophisticated Dingo none of the rawness is dissipated, as the duo superbly distil the concept, of a band racking up a damaged portable amplifier, drumkit and a microphone inside a brick garage with a concrete floor, hanging up half a mangy carpet that was found in a skip, on a wall, to lend the air of a top quality studio and then just enjoy life banging out rattling tunes while the neighbours all bury their heads under cushions – what more does really music need to get to the true essence of it all I ask myself? The answer being – nothing at all.
The most recent track to surface Money (which is available on bandcamp) – is – rock’n’roll in its finest element.